2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Sports Story ( 1,501 to 3,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Osseo/Maple Grove/Champlin/ Dayton Press
    Entry Title: Olympic bound: Maple Grove's Faber competes with US men's hockey team
    Entry Credit: Sam Johnson, Alicia Miller
    Judge Comment: The author brought Brock Faber's story to life. From his hockey upbringing to the adversity faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Faber feature was a tour de force!
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Perham - Focus
    Entry Title: 'Let's Put On A Show' McCleary wins 1,600 title in dramatic fashion over future college teammate
    Entry Credit: Jared Rubado
    Judge Comment: Phenomenal job by the author of framing the story around the rival runners and the riveting culmination of their story storied prep careers! The author impressively blended coverage and feature article elements en route to an immersive human interest story!
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Litchfield Independent Review
    Entry Title: On the clock
    Entry Credit: Tom Schardin, Brent Schacherer
    Judge Comment: Detailed breakdown regarding a consequential rule-change. Provided much insight as to how the shot clock will impact the sport moving forward.
  • Competition Comment: Impressive entries all-around!